Do you like crafts or arts?

Karori Arts & Crafts (KACC) welcomes new members. We foster artistic expression across a varied range of arts and crafts that feature in this website. Membership is open to anyone with an interest in arts and crafts or any of our special interest groups. You do not have to be a Karori resident to join KACC.  Our members come from all over Wellington, Kapiti Coast and the Greater Wellington Region.

If you enjoy working in a fun, social environment that encourages creativity in:
  • art: painting, photography, mixed media, paper crafts, collage, drawing, printmaking, calligraphy and bookmaking
  • craft: quilting/patchwork, embroidery, knitting, crochet, textile art or assemblage - think about joining us
  • special interest groups: walking, mah jong, garden group, antique appreciation.
The majority of our activities are untutored groups of people who already have the skills required in their chosen art or craft. For those who want to know how to begin to paint, or draw, or quilt, or applique, or make cards we have a wide range of classes and workshops at discounted rates for our members that are open to non-members subject to available spaces.  

Other classes target those with experience who want to extend their skill set or explore new mediums or techniques or simply practice their art or craft in a more structured manner in the company of other intermediate level artists. See our class and activities page for more details.We have a comprehensive Children's Art Programme with  after-school classes that focus on teaching art in a fun and practical way.  

We are also launching a new membership type this year for families that allows children to come to our monthly kids club and get priority placement on our school holiday workshops for teenagers and children. Contact Margaret on 476-6817 for pricing as it varies according to family size. Grandparents can also join with their grandchildren if they want to support their artistic development. This is also a great time of year to join our club and help cultivate your creative life - maintain a work/volunteer-life balance. You can try a hobby you have always wanted to pursue, we have classes during the day, some at night and weekend workshops all designed to help you.

 Board Games Club

Next Meeting: Sunday 5th March

We ran a successful free day in February when 15 children enjoyed playing a few different games. A number of those have since joined so as places are limited to 20 for the club, now is a good time to join before our next session on Sunday 5th March.

Convenors: Ellie and Keith Bauer

Sessions:    10am to 12pm and/or 1pm to 3pm

Cost:          $35 per child for 6-months membership (from March 2017)

Ages:          6+ and families very welcome, accompanying adults free

What: Enjoy a wide range of Euro style board games, designed to encourage co-operative play while competing with other players. For example, in Pompeii enter the ancient civilisation then try to get your people out before Vesuvius erupts. Games provided as well as instruction in how to play.  Most games take 45 minutes to 1 hour to play and are easy to learn.  Suitable for all ages - huge following in NZ and overseas among children, teenagers and adults.  

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